Over (Gloucester) to Painswick 9.9mls Ascent 1415ft Miles so far 210.8   1 comment

Churcham - Painswick

Stopped at a lovely little CL site in the van the last couple of nights that was actually in a plum orchard. Very basic but a great setting.

Started off with an interesting walk into and through Gloucester, once again on the Wysis Way. It’s surprising how many small green areas and woods and commons there are between the major roads into a city and I suspect many Gloucester people don’t even know they exist.

Once through Gloucester we stopped for a coffee on Robinswood Hill and there was a lovely view back over the city and we could actually look back over the city for about 8 miles of the 9 mile walk, until we went over Painswick Hill. Noticed there are more flowers starting to make an appearance now, all racing to get into this lovely sunshine before summer comes and ruins it all. Seems to be a lot of wild Bugle around and the bluebells are just starting to come into flower in the woods and at the bottom of Painswick Hill there was a mass of Lungwort in full flower.

Met up with the Cotswold Way just after Painswick Hill and said goodbye to the Wysis Way as we follow the CW now for the next 60 odd miles. Another National Trail this one so expecting good signposting and an excellent route. Strangely enough as soon as we hit it we noticed the buildings were now being built in the lovely yellow Cotswold stone. Painswick seems to be a very nice example of an old Cotswold town and there’s a church here in the town with 107 yew trees in the grounds, everyone clipped to perfection.

Looking back at Gloucester from Robinswood Hill

Looking back at Robinswood Hill

Lungwort at the bottom of Painswick Hill


Posted March 26, 2012 by derektruby in Uncategorized

One response to “Over (Gloucester) to Painswick 9.9mls Ascent 1415ft Miles so far 210.8

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  1. I see you are starting to head South again after going across country!

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